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Coronavirus cases in Turkey hit 27,000, 574 dead

Orient Net | 2020-04-06 10:41 Damascuss

Artists from the Kecioren municipality conservatory give a concert for residents stuck at home from the roof of a bus on April 2, 2020, in Ankara, as the country is under lockdown. (AFP)
Turkey confirmed Sunday (April 5) that 73 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 574.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 27,069 as 3,135 more people tested positive for the virus in a day, according to data Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared on Twitter.

So far, a total of 1,042 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, while 1,381 patients are currently under intensive care units, the data shows.

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Also, 20,065 tests were conducted on Sunday, and the number of overall tests carried out so far reached 181,445.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has spread to at least 183 countries and regions across the world, with its epicenter shifting to Europe.

The pandemic has killed more than 67,200 people, and infected over 1.2 million, while nearly 253,000 people recovered from the disease, according to figures collated by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Based on AA

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